Q. Our dog has had diahorea for two days she has been sick twice and has just done a small amount of tar like poo what's going on with her?
A. The cause can sometimes be difficult to diagnose. Withhold food for 12-24 hours. Allow small amounts of water or unflavored PediaLyte. Resume feeding a bland diet (1:1 ratio of plain boiled boneless chicken and plain white rice). Feed in small, frequent amounts waiting at least one hour between feedings. Continue feeding until the stool is normal. Transition slowly to the regular diet. If the diarrhea doesnâ€™t stop, see your veterinarian. Submit a stool sample and blood work to diagnose intestinal parasites, bacterial overgrowth or systemic disease/infection.